$75,000 OTF Grant to NORCAT enables Career Awareness and Youth Engagement in the Mining Sector

Chrisanne Daniel News

Sudbury, Ontario – On Tuesday, August 22nd The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) welcomed members of the public, and local dignitaries, to a recognition and appreciation ceremony at its Maley Drive location. Local MPP Glenn Thibeault and OTF Grant Review Team member, Tina Montgomery, were on hand at NORCAT to congratulate the Centre’s members, and hear more about how …

Government of Canada and Province of Ontario to Announce Support to Enhance Technology and Innovation for Northern Ontario’s Mining Sector

Chrisanne Daniel News

To the NORCAT Community, Please join Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, and Glenn Thibeault, Minister of Energy and MPP for Sudbury, at NORCAT for an exciting announcement to support the acceleration of research and innovation in our community.  This announcement will have a significant impact on our vibrant tech ecosystem …

Mining industry undergoing ‘remarkable transformation’

Chrisanne Daniel News

Originally published on northernontariobusiness.com by Lindsay Kelly. At a time when the mining industry is undergoing a sea change in technology and innovation, it’s never been more important to engage youth and educate them about the available opportunities in the sector. That was the message shared on April 21 during the annual business luncheon to kick off Modern Mining and Technology …

Deloitte and NORCAT Announce Partnership to Explore the Future of Mining Technology

Chrisanne Daniel News

Toronto, ON.  Deloitte, one of Canada’s leading professional services firms, and NORCAT are excited to announce a strategic partnership that will assist the global mining industry better understand the latest mining technology and innovation trends.  This unique collaboration will combine the on-the-ground insight from companies with emerging technologies installed at the NORCAT Underground Centre with the market knowledge of Deloitte’s …

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NORCAT Launches Mobile Safety Wallet App at 2017 PDAC Show

Chrisanne Daniel News

(Toronto, ON) – NORCAT is excited to announce the launch of its new mobile Safety Wallet app at the 2017 PDAC show in Toronto, Ontario.  Developed over the past year, the NORCAT Safety Wallet was created based on customer-insight and demand for a mobile tool that manages client training courses and records, distributes training content at teachable moments, and enables …

PITCH 2017- Discover the Innovative Potential of the Sudbury Community!

Chrisanne Daniel News

(Sudbury, ON) – Starting a business and putting your ideas into action is never an easy task. Many factors contribute to the success of your business including access to the right mentors, customers, and very often start-up capital. NORCAT Innovation Mill is pleased to announce PITCH 2017! Tickets are now available for this year’s event. On Thursday, April 27th, 2017, …

NORCAT Launches Mine Rescue Simulation Training Tool at 2017 Canadian Mining Games

Hailey Short News

(Toronto, ON) – In collaboration with Ontario Mine Rescue and the Canadian Mining Games, NORCAT is excited to announce the launch of the NORCAT Mine Rescue Simulation training tool at the 2017 Canadian Mining Games held at the University of Toronto. The mine rescue simulation enables safe and effective training for hazardous and dangerous situations using gaming controller technology, replicated …

Game Design Alive and Well in Northern Ontario

Becky Tibble News

Alright, so we’re known for our plethora of mines, cold winters and bumpy roads but there’s a little known community of programmers taking advantage of this uniqueness. The Sudbury Game Design Challenge has done it again. January 2017, 18 teams swarmed the NORCAT Centre in Sudbury, Ontario for a 48-hour game design challenge. Whether you are a programmer, musician, artist, …

Virtual reality a game changer in safety training

Hailey Short News

Once dismissed as a video game novelty, virtual reality (VR) technology is changing how safety training programs are delivered. Some of the breakthrough development is being done in Sudbury, Ont., at the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) where, for the last three years, a team has been creating a VR simulation of a mine with the intent to train …

Geosoft and Minalytix partner to bring MX Deposit to the marketplace

Hailey Short News

Originally published on Geosoft  Geosoft and Minalytix have entered a business partnership to commercially release MX Deposit, a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for drill hole and sample data management. Drilling is one of the most expensive activities conducted by mining and exploration companies, and maximizing the value of the data collected is key to cost-effective exploration and discovery. Cloud-based MX …

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Calling all Entrepreneurs and Innovators! PITCH Returns for Fourth Year

Hailey Short News

  (Sudbury, ON) – The NORCAT Innovation Mill is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for entrepreneurs to share their innovative business ideas with a room full of prospective angel investors at our third annual PITCH 2017! On Thursday, April 27th, 2017 early stage entrepreneurial start-ups are invited to pitch their innovative business venture to a room full of prospective …

Jeff Fuller Expands with a Leap

Hailey Short News

NORCAT Mentor Jeff Fuller and team expand with a Leap   Leap Group Inc, Sudbury’s latest upstart technology investment company, is pleased to announce its recent purchase of Metal Networks LLC.   Leap, with headquarters in Sudbury, Ontario and offices in Toronto, Ontario and Austin, Texas is a cloud based technology company that develops sales and productivity enablement software for …

NORCAT Client StaffStat Wins OLTCA Innovator of the Year Award

Hailey Short News

NORCAT client StaffStat wins OLTCA Innovator of the Year Award! (SUDBURY, ON) –Sudbury-based software company, StaffStat, was presented the “Innovator of the Year Award” at the 2016 This Is Long Term Care conference in Toronto. StaffStat pitched their shift-filling software in the Innovator’s Den, hosted by the Ontario Long Term Care Association on November 25, 2016. The company was one …

Wolves can be the London Knights of Northern Ontario: Zulich

Hailey Short News

Originally published on Sudbury.com by Matt Durnan   Sudbury Wolves boss Dario Zulich spoke to a crowd of roughly 50 people at the NORCAT Centre on Nov. 23. The CEO of TESC Contracting Company Ltd., partner in his family owned business Zulich Enterprises, and owner of the Sudbury Wolves spoke about his journey to where he is and his plans for …